At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lexington we believe Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for EVERYONE, regardless of age, gender, athleticism, or ability. We are proud to say we are continuing the legacy of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie who believed Jiu-Jitsu should empower the weak to be able to defend against the strong. This is why we offer structured martial arts curriculums specific to the self-defense needs for any demographic or skill level, with programs created for beginner adults, women, and children. Our academy offers top quality instruction in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Youth Martial Arts (Gracie Bullyproof®), Women's Self-Defense, Japanese Martial Arts and Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics. Our owner and head instructor, John Carter, is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belt, an Aikido Black-Belt, a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Level 4 Instructor and a Gracie Survival Tactics® Instructor with 38 years of martial arts experience. He is also a Certified Women Empowered® Instructor and is certified to teach the Nationally Recognized Gracie Bullyproof Program. After graduating from The University of South Carolina, he began teaching Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate and Women's Self-Defense in Lexington, Irmo, Chapin and Columbia. Today, our headquarters academy is Lexington, South Carolina's Level 4 Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center® authorized by the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters Academy in Torrance, California.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lexington
Why EVERY Child Needs Jiu-Jitsu
Women's Self-defense That Actually Works! (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu)
Welcome to Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie Combatives)
The Path from Blue to Black Belt (Master Cycle)
Our academy is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate in reaching out today.
1216 West Main Street Lexington, SC 29072
1098 Old Lexington Hwy. Chapin, SC 29036
(Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo & Karate since 1997)